NC State Crop and Soil researchers testing soil in corn field


Our roots run deep — in innovation, discovery and dedication to solving grand challenges.

Excellence Unearthed

NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences has a rich and successful history of outstanding innovation and discovery, rigorous academic programs leading students to successful careers in agriculture and environmental sciences, and delivery of science-based information through strong Extension programs.

Thanks to our extraordinary students, faculty and staff, we have the human capacity to develop solutions to global grand challenges like food security, protection of soil and water resources and air quality, and sustainable production of food, feed and fiber.